It is considered by many that it is darkest before dawn. This can be a metaphorical analogy of the psychological state of the human mind or possibly refers to the rotation of the globe and its positioning to bringing sunlight to a new day.
In this series of photographs, and similar in style to sumi-e Japanese painting, the sand is my paint and the tides are my brushes. I explore the merging of different types of sand found on Martha's Vineyard beaches and the natural designs, and forms created by waves and tides merging with the sand revealing abstract expressionism scenes to astrological type landscapes or mythological creatures found within.
Like many of my images that are made in diverse environments where it is often easy to walk past the details without slowing down and noticing the subtlety and fascinating characteristics that make up our environments.
The motion of the earth around the sun in its orbit is known as "revolution". The earth takes 365.26 days to complete one revolution. The different seasons we experience in a year is a result of this revolution. Waves can be the cause of major sand deposition, moving sand each time waves crash against the beach. Every six hours there is an alternating high tide followed six hours later by a low tide. Each of these tides bring a new canvas to the beach.
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